Saxo Markets appoints Manish Prasad as Head of Asset Management for Asia Pacific

Saxo Markets, the online trading and investment specialist, has announced the appointment of Manish Prasad as Head of Asset Management, Asia Pacific (APAC).

Based in Sydney, Australia, Prasad will work closely with the teams in other APAC markets, including Singapore and Hong Kong, as well as with teams based in Copenhagen, to bring Saxo’s upcoming asset management offerings to the region.

Saxo Markets has established itself in the APAC region as a trusted and well-regulated online trading and investment specialist. In line with Saxo’s vision to enable people to fulfil their financial aspirations and make an impact, asset management will be a space in which the firm will look to offer its leading digital services.

Prasad is a wealth management and financial advisory specialist, with more than a decade of experience in financial services. Prior to joining Saxo, Prasad was the Chief Executive Officer of leading fintech, Ignition Advice. He was also a Director of Wealth and Asset Management at KPMG, where he led national business development and service delivery to the wealth management sector, including ‘for profit’ and ‘for member’ funds and asset managers.

Saxo Markets Australia Chief Executive Officer, Adam Smith, says: “We are delighted to welcome Manish Prasad to the team. His ample experience in the wealth management space and deep understanding of what clients are looking for will be an asset for us and our clients across the Asia Pacific region.”

Commenting on his appointment, Manish Prasad says: “I’m incredibly excited to be joining Saxo, a global fintech pioneer, to lead Asset Management across Asia Pacific. With more people looking to get more out of their money through exposure to international markets and the rapid emergence of new asset classes, I’m looking forward to championing Saxo’s digital investment platform across the region.”

Yvette Lim
Head of PR APAC and Strategic Communications
Saxo Bank

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+45 31 39 45 04 (DK) 

Founded in 1992, Saxo Bank was one of the first financial institutions to develop a online trading platform that provided private investors with the same tools and market access as professional traders, large institutions and fund managers.

Saxo offers clients around the world broad access to global capital markets across asset classes, where they can trade more than 40,000 instruments in over 25 languages from one single margin account.

Saxo Markets Australia is known locally for its broad range of asset classes and international market access, as well as a seamless and personalised platform experience that connects traders, investors and partners to global FX, CFDs, Stocks, Options, Futures and more from a single account.

The Saxo Bank Group holds four banking licenses and is well regulated globally. In Australia, Saxo Capital Markets is licensed and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) as a share trading platform.

The Saxo Bank Group also powers more than 135 financial institutions as partners by boosting the investment experience they can offer their clients via its open banking technology.

Headquartered in Copenhagen, Saxo Bank’s client assets total more than 80 billion USD and the company has more than 2,000 financial and technology professionals in financial centres around the world including London, Singapore, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Paris, Zurich, Dubai and Tokyo.

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Saxo Bank Group (Saxo) is a leading multi-asset trading and investment specialist, offering a complete set of trading and investment technologies, tools and strategies.

For almost 25 years, Saxo’s mission has been to enable individuals and institutions by facilitating their access to professional trading and investing through technology and expertise.

As a fully licensed and regulated bank, Saxo enables its private clients to trade multiple asset classes across global financial markets from one single margin account and across multiple devices. Additionally, Saxo provides institutional clients such as banks and brokers with multi-asset execution, prime brokerage services and trading technology.

Saxo’s award winning trading platforms are available in more than 20 languages and form the technology backbone of more than 100 financial institutions worldwide.

Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Copenhagen, Saxo employs more than 1500 people in financial centres around the world including London, Singapore, Paris, Zurich, Dubai and Tokyo.

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